ABC has put into development, a TV series based on the Marvel comic “Damage Control,” which was created by the late Dwayne McDuffie and Ernie Colón.Damage, and follows a fictional construction company called Damage Control, which specializes in repairing the property damage caused by conflicts between superheroes and supervillains – a cool concept!
According to the Marvel wiki… the company worked with the Avengers when converting the old Avenger’s Mansion into a park after it was all but demolished by an attack from the Masters of Evil; and they worked with the Fantastic Four and S.H.I.E.L.D. engineers in rebuilding the destroyed Baxter Building into Four Freedoms Plaza. Not only do they work for the superhuman community, but Damage Control also works with government, private companies such as Tony Stark/Ironman’s Stark Enterprises, and they even work with individuals on a case by case basis. One of their smaller clients is that of Josie’s Bar,, which exists in Daredevil’s universe.
Damage control uses state of the art technology, so that they can finish repairs and reconstructions in record time, and have virtually zero competition. In order to pay for their services, individuals and private companies go through their “super hero insurance” or Extraordinary Activity Assurance. However, if one isn’t covered, they can always apply for funds from the Federal Disaster Area Stipend from New York City to pay for Damage Control’s assistance. More on Marvel.com: http://marvel.com/universe/Damage_Control#ixzz3nRhXlwcG
The original comic was published in 1989 in a serialized story published in the anthology comic Marvel Comics Presents #19.
The potential ABC series is being developed as a half-hour comedy from Marvel.
Of course Disney owns both ABC and Marvel, so this is all under a single roof.
ABC is already home to “Agents of SHIELD” and “Agent Carter,” with a 3rd Marvel project coming from John Ridley, which is currently being kept underwaps.
Worth noting that Disney/Marvel did say that we should expect the Marvel universe of comics and characters to be exploited on all platforms – TV, Film, web/streaming, etc. So this is just another project that falls underneath that umbrella.
Marvel universe experts, if you’ve read “Damage Control,” enlighten the rest of us…